‘Remembering Rex’ – enjoyable blend of experience and exuberance

‘Remembering Rex’, a celebration of the legacy of cultural icon, Professor Rex Nettleford, unfolded at the Little Theatre last Wednesday before a large audience. The artistic element of the programme served up an enjoyable blend of experience and exuberance, courtesy of the Nettleford-founded National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), as well as the NDTC Singers, the …

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Slavery’s ‘holocaust’ robbed Jamaica of six million persons – Orlando Patterson

British slave owners in Jamaica have been condemned for imposing a system of labour that worked Africans to an early death, stifling by 93 per cent the projected population growth eight years shy of Emancipation. https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20230208/slaverys-holocaust-robbed-jamaica-six-million-persons-orlando-patterson

Orlando Patterson says education key to reducing violence

“Our biggest problem is the problem of violence, not just in terms of killings but also in terms of relationships,” Patterson told guests attending Friday night’s inaugural Rex Nettleford Distinguished Lecture at the Council Room, Regional Headquarters Building, The University of the West Indies, Mona. “It is pretty disturbing that we have not only the …

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Deepened case for reparations

For, as Professor Patterson noted last Friday in his Rex Nettleford Foundation lecture, Jamaica’s crisis of violence, its low levels of trust, and the problems in its education system “are closely linked to the level of violence that existed for 183 years” of slavery. Against that background, we agree with Professor Patterson’s contention that it …

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Honour for Carole Reid

Rex Nettleford Foundation will, on Wednesday, honour soprano Carole Reid during a performance by the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) at its annual tribute concert dubbed Remembering Rex. The occasion is slated for the Little Theatre in St Andrew. Executive director of the foundation Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind lauded Reid for her contribution to the arts. “We …

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Join us at the Inaugural Rex Nettleford Distinguished Lecture

Join us for the Inaugural Rex Nettleford Distinguished Lecture, Friday 3rd of February. Join us in person at the UWI Regional headquarters or watch online at https://rexnettlefordfoundation.org/watch-the-inaugural-rex-nettleford-distinguished-lecture/.